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Chicago Electricity Rates

^ Chicago, IL electricity rates recently averaged 13.71¢/kWh -- an estimated 5 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Chicago Solar Energy

^ Solar energy output in Chicago, IL is an estimated 18 percent higher than average solar energy in a low-output area of the nation. [More]

Chicago Natural Gas Rates

^ Chicago, IL natural gas rates recently averaged 10.13$/Mcf -- an estimated 23 percent less than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Chicago, IL

Energy in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL Electricity Rates

May 2017

In the most recent month of electricity data, May 2017, Chicago's average rate of 13.71¢/kWh -- a difference of about +5% from the U.S. average of 13.02¢/kWh that month.[1]

Chicago Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Chicago (IL), electricity rates increased an estimated 3 percent -- from 13.29¢/kWh (May 2016) to 13.71¢/kWh (May 2017).[1]

May 2016

In May 2016, the average electricity rate in Chicago (Illinois) of 13.29¢/kWh -- a difference of about +4% from the United States average of 12.79¢/kWh that month.[1]

Chicago Electricity Statistics

Chicago Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Chicago, IL in May 2017 were 13.71¢/kWh -- an estimated 5 percent more than average rates that same month in the nation as a whole. [1]


→ Any electricity rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ ¢/kWh = cents per kilowatthour

Electricity: Chicago versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Chicago electricity rates versus national average rates. [1]

→ Any electricty rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Chicago, IL Solar Energy

Solar: Chicago vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Chicago (measured on a monthly basis) is 33 percent lower than an area of the U.S. (Nevada) with historically high levels of solar radiation.[2]

Solar Power Output in Chicago

July is historically the month that will have the highest solar output (AC) values in Chicago -- averaging an estimated 592 kWhac. December typically has the lowest output (250 kWhac).[2]

Solar: Chicago vs. Washington

The average amount of solar radition in Chicago (measured monthly) is 18 percent higher than an area of the U.S. (Washington) with historically low levels of solar radiation.[2]

Chicago Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Chicago, IL

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chicago, IL is 4.41 kilowatt hours per square meter per day(kWh/m2/day). See the chart below for monthly comparisons.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day

Solar Power in Chicago, IL

The average monthly solar system output (AC) in Chicago, IL is 5431 kilowatt hours (AC). See the visualization below for month-by-month averages in Chicago.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWhac = kilowatt hours (AC)

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Chicago, IL Natural Gas Rates

May 2017

In the most recent month of natural gas data, May 2017, Chicago's average rate of 0.00$/Mcf -- a difference of about -100% from the U.S. average of 13.21$/Mcf that month.[3]

Chicago Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Chicago (IL), natural gas rates decreased about 100 percent -- from 10.49$/Mcf (May 2016) to 0.00$/Mcf (May 2017).[3]

May 2016

In May 2016, the average electricity rate in Chicago (Illinois) of 10.49$/Mcf -- a difference of about -10% from the United States average of 11.63$/Mcf that month.[3]

Chicago Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Chicago

Average natural gas rates in Chicago, IL in April 2017 were 10.13$/Mcf -- an estimated 23 percent less than that month's average U.S. rate of 13.21$/Mcf.[3]



→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ $/Mcf = dollars per thousand cubic feet

Natural Gas: Chicago versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Chicago natural gas rates versus national average rates.[3]

→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Energy Companies in Chicago

Electric Companies in Chicago

Electric companies providing service in or near Chicago, IL.

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Gas Companies in Chicago

Gas companies that offer service in or near Chicago, IL.


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Solar Contractors in Chicago

Builders that specialize in solar energy in or near Chicago, IL.

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Illinois Energy News

AWEA: Wind energy projects have contributed $128 million to U.S.

AWEA: Wind energy projects have contributed $128 million to U.S.In the last decade, wind energy companies have invested $128 billion into the United States economy, the AWEA said in a recent report.
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Solar energy broke records in 2015

Solar energy broke records in 2015Last year was a record-breaking one for solar power generation in the U.S., and 2016 looks to have an even brighter future, the SEIA said.
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Natural gas will produce more electricity than coal in 2016

Natural gas will produce more electricity than coal in 2016For the first time ever, natural gas is expected to surpass coal as an electricity generating source in the United States.
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More information about Chicago

About Chicago

Chicago (IL) is a city in Cook County with an estimated population of 2,695,598.[4]

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Chicago, IL Energy

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